Bullying Protocol at TIS

Nov 23, 2017

At TIS, we continue to reaffirm our belief that bullying is not to be tolerated in any form. This year the school has renewed its Bullying Policy Guidelines and reaffirmed its commitment to make TIS a school where bullying is identified and dealt with appropriately. The vocabulary of what constitutes “Bullying” is clearly stated and explicitly understood.

Definition of Bullying

Types of Bullying

There are four main types of of bullying:





Responding to Bullying

Students will learn strategies on how to respond to bullying. Here is what will be taught to students:

If you are a VICTIM of Bullying

What Constitutes Bullying

How to decide whether it is Bullying or not?

How can you tell if someone is bullying? Sometimes it is not bullying and can be called something else.

Joking Around: Everyone is having fun. No one is getting hurt. Everyone is participating equally.

Conflict: Two people with a balance of power that have a fight or argument is agreement. A solution can be found and the disagreement is settled.

A one time thing: Someone is being mean on purpose. It's a reaction to strong emotion it happens once and doesn't repeat itself.

Bullying: Repeated unwanted aggressive behaviour toward someone. Someone is being hurt on purpose; it can be social , verbal physical and cyber.

THE BULLY TARGETS a VICTIM by repeating the acts of bullying more than once.

A bully is NOT a bully if they say a mean thing, disagree with you or use punching hitting or pushing in a physical fight in one incident.

This is an incident and should be reported and dealt with separately.

A BYSTANDER is also involved in a BULLYING Incident.

The BYSTANDER is the student who laughs at the things someone else does, or watches things happen to someone else and does not do anything to stop it.

BYSTANDERS are also helping to BULLY if they do nothing.


If you watch someone being bullied and either laugh, joke about it or just be present YOU are also involved in the bullying. Bystanders have powerful roles...as they can either be helpful in the situation or hurtful.

If you notice that someone in your group or near you is being laughed at or hurt in any way... You must tell that person to STOP!

UPSTANDERS make an effort to STAND UP to BULLIES. They make a decision to STOP THE BULLYING.

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